Midland burst onto the country music scene in early 2017. With a catchy debut single (“Drinkin’ Problem”) and a style reminiscent of country music in the late ’70s and early ’80s, the trio made an immediate impact on the country music genre.
Turning heads with the throwback vibes of their debut album, On The Rocks, Midland was praised for making country music cool again. Carrying the proverbial torch of traditional country music is something the trio is proud to do.
“It’s an honor,” Midland’s Jess Carson shares. “We formed this band, this sound, the aesthetic, everything, in Texas and we played in honky-tonks and we were blessed enough that there were people in Nashville that wanted to take a chance on it. We’ve had some success and we’re just going to keep doing what we do.”
Following the release of singles such as “Make a Little” and “Burn Out,” Midland recently returned to country radio with “Mr. Lonely,” the lead release from the trio’s much-anticipated sophomore album.
Written by Carson alongside his bandmates Cameron Duddy and Mark Wystrach and award-winning songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Mr. Lonely” embodies the vintage country sound that Midland has become known for.
“This is an irreverent honky-tonk, rock and roll song that’s a tip of the hat to that late 80s, early 90s, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, barroom anthems that would get everybody out of their bar stools off their seats and get on the dance floor and go have a good time,” Wystrach says of the song.
Midland dropped a rambunctious music video starring actor Dennis Quaid to accompany the toe-tapping song. Check out the hilarious clip below.